Jeffrey D. Sachs
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He has twice been named among Time magazine’s...
Baybars Altuntaş
Former Senior Advisor of the Elite Programme of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), entrepreneurship and innovation guru, global leader, best-selling author, angel investor, columnist, star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den, Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Vice President of the European Trade Association for Business Angels,...
Lucia Cartini
Ms. Lucia Cartini is a Senior Industrial Development Officer in the UNIDO Investment Promotion Division, Department of Trade, Technology and Innovation of UNIDO -United Nations Industrial Development Organization). Ms. Lucia Cartini also serves as the Coordinator for the UNIDO Network of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs). This specialized Network includes offices in nine locations...
Andreas Dressler
Andreas Dressler has been active in foreign direct investment (FDI) for over 20 years. He is the founder of Location Decisions, a specialized location advisory firm that assists companies from different industries to select the best locations and secure favorable conditions for their investments worldwide. He also works with countries, regions, cities and industrial parks...
Chris Knight
Chris Knight is the Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence, as well as co-founder of Wavteq Ltd. Chris has been working in the field of foreign direct investment and advising governments for over a decade. Chris is an expert in the benchmarking of locations, as well as analysing and interpreting FDI trends worldwide. Chris is...
Michele Ziosi
Since 2014 Michele Ziosi is Head of Institutional Relations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific of CNH Industrial, global leader in the capital goods sector that designs, produces and sells agricultural (New Holland Agriculture; Case IH) and construction equipment (Case and New Holland Construction), trucks, commercial vehicles, buses (Iveco; Ivecobus) and specialty vehicles,...
Simon Bell
Simon Bell is an international investor and consultant.  He has spent more than 25 years advising many of the world’s leading companies, as well as governments and industry associations, on strategies to accelerate investment and growth in key emerging markets. Simon is the founder of Armillary Ventures, a boutique investment fund focused on launching community-based...
Thouraya Triki
Thouraya Triki is acting manager for the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact division at the Vice-Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management of the African Development Bank. Under this role, she manages a team of professional economists providing support to AfDB sector complexes to screen and process lending operations to non-sovereign beneficiaries, as well as...
Athena Yu
Athena YU is Chief Operation Officer and Co-Founder of the Made in Africa Initiative which is a professional NGO advises African government for industrialization and investment promotion.Now she leads MIAI’s global strategy and investment promotion. She has deep expertise in international development strategy, public and private investment strategy in emerging markets, and Industrial Zone development...
Michael Langley
Michael Langley is the founding CEO of GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership. GREATER MSP leads global promotion, regional strategy, and project management for economic growth and job creation in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region, with 3.5 million residents and a Gross Metropolitan Product of over $230 Billion. He brings years...